Raikes Foundation

Program Officer, Youth Homelessness

Seattle, WA

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Website: Raikes Foundation

Executive Summary

Founded in 2002 and based in Seattle, the Raikes Foundation has been a leader in catalyzing systems-level change and influencing issues related to young people and impact-driven philanthropy. With a strong reputation locally and nationally for their work in youth and young adult homelessness, the Raikes Foundation is entering an exciting next phase of this work, testing and scaling models in partnership with communities, non-profit organizations, and young people across Washington state and the country to make youth homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. Its ambitious goal of working alongside community partners to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in King County, Washington state, and nationally exemplifies the foundation’s deep commitment to developing and funding efforts that lead to lasting systemic change for some of society’s most challenging issues. To support this growing body of work, the Raikes Foundation now seeks a new Program Officer who will support coordinated community responses to youth homelessness.

The ideal candidate will share a passion for the foundation’s mission, contribute a wealth of knowledge and experience working with communities to end youth homelessness, a deep commitment to advancing equity, and success utilizing data, advocacy, and strategic communications to work with partners and scale successes. The Program Officer will be a proven relationship-builder and work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including young people, funders, government, nonprofit agencies, and community leaders. While the ideal candidate will have expertise in youth homelessness, candidates with other backgrounds will be considered if they have deep experience addressing and scaling solutions to complex, adaptive challenges. This is an exciting opportunity to support innovation and collaboration across sectors to make a genuine difference in the lives of youth and young adults.

To Apply

More information about the Raikes Foundation may be found at: www.raikesfoundation.org . This search is being conducted with assistance from Carolyn Ho and Chris Cannon of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG). Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to: RF-POYH@nonprofitprofessionals.com  


The Raikes Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture and programmatic strategies that apply an equity lens.

The foundation seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

Our Lead


Carolyn Ho

Carolyn partners closely with organizations in multiple nonprofit and academic sectors to capitalize on leadership transitions and advance their missions.

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